64%

Bachelor’s degree earners who attended more than one institution before finishing.

2016 Time to Degree Report, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

56.9%

The national six-year completion rate for the fall 2011 cohort.

2017 Completing College Report, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

2 million

Students nationwide who may be eligible to receive a degree they earned but have not received yet.

Signature Report #7, Some College, No Degree: A National View of Students with Some College Enrollment, but No Completion

1.5 million

Decline in enrollments for the “over 24” age group since Fall 2010.

Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Fall 2017

25%

Students from low-income high schools who completed a college degree within six years.

2017 High School Benchmarks Report

47%

Students from higher-income high schools who completed a college degree within six years.

2017 High School Benchmarks Report

The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center regularly publishes research on student enrollment, movement, and other important student outcomes using student-level data provided exclusively to the National Student Clearinghouse by our nationwide network of postsecondary institutions. These reports are to benefit and better inform the educational community, policymakers, community leaders, and others.

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Our Latest Reports

Transfer & Mobility – 2018

This third report on transfer and mobility examines multiple transfer pathways for the cohort of students who started postsecondary education in fall 2011. It analyzes student enrollment patterns across different institutions and across state boundaries, including — for the first time — disaggregations by race and ethnicity.

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Special Projects

Community Colleges Outcomes Report

The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success

The Community Colleges Outcomes Report, “The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success,” provides recent report findings from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center on two-year colleges. Key community college metrics are provided for three areas — college access and persistence, transfer and mobility, and certificate and degree completion – which are important indicators of community college progress.

Postsecondary Data Partnership Pilot

Postsecondary Data Partnership

The Postsecondary Data Partnership is a nationwide initiative to help colleges and universities more efficiently gain a fuller picture of student progress and outcomes, meet various reporting requirements, and focus more of their resources on using data to help students.